Accessing an NTFS partition

Dawes, Stephen Stephen.Dawes at
Tue Dec 17 09:40:59 EST 2002

Firstly you need ntfs support compiled as a module or as part of the
Then you mount the drive and tell the mount that it is ntfs.

I think the mount statement looks something like:
mount -t ntfs [device] [mount point]
Check the man page for mount to make sure that the syntax is correct,
because I am doing it from the top of my head.

note: [device] is the ntfs drive, and [mount point] is the directory
that you are going to attach the ntfs drive to. so you may want to
create a directory in /mnt something like ntfs.

mkdir /mnt/ntfs

Steve Dawes
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